Commodities Market Impact Weather

Repeated Rain

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By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued rain and flooding in the Midwest, and heavy rain in store for the Southern Plains, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.

ADDITIONAL MIDWEST RAIN

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for continued rain in the Midwest this week. Row crop fieldwork and planting will be stalled by the rain, notably in the western Midwest. Prospects for prevented planted acreage remains high. Flooding is also a concern, especially in fields already subjected to flooding this spring.

WET AND COLD IN NORTHERN PLAINS

In the Northern Plains, episodes of rain, showers and lower temperatures will mean increasing delays to spring planting. Some areas had late-season snow during the past weekend. The ongoing wet and cold pattern threatens acreage loss due to prevented planting.

HEAVY SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN

In the Southern Plains, heavy rain is in store for much of the region through this week. Flooding is possible if heavy rain amounts verify in central and eastern Kansas. The rain will cause some loss of harvest-ready winter wheat, and increase disease pressure in other wheat areas. Extensive row crop fieldwork disruption will also occur due to the very wet conditions.

MIXED DELTA TREND

The Delta had scattered showers and thunderstorms during the past weekend. Northern areas will see additional rain through Tuesday, causing some fieldwork disruption. The balance of the region will be mainly dry.

COLD AND DRY IN PRAIRIES

The Canadian Prairies remain mostly dry with well-below-normal temperatures. This cold and dry pattern is slowing the germination and early development of crops.

FAVORABLE IN BRAZIL

Across Brazil safrinha corn areas, there are no significant concerns

in Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Goias. Rain in Parana may be somewhat unfavorable for maturing corn, but in general should favor filling corn.

Bryce Anderson can be reached at bryce.anderson@dtn.com

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